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Marcus Baram
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Attended Pomona College
Lives in Brooklyn, NY
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In case you missed it, here's my radio interview with PRI's Marco Werman on "The World" to discuss Gil Scott-Heron...
You can see the phrase scrawled on walls around the globe from Tahrir Square to Ferguson, seemingly anywhere people take to the streets: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised." It was the creation of American jazz poet Gil Scott-Heron, whose biographer says he'd enjoy the term's enduring use.
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TODAY'S THE DAY!

"GIL SCOTT-HERON: PIECES OF A MAN" is officially on sale at your local bookstore and on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Powell's Books:

Huge thanks to my wife and son, my indefatigable agent Sarah Lazin and my brilliant editors Kathy Huck and Tim Bartlett and the whole team at St. Martin's Press.

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/Gil-Scott-Heron-Pieces-Marcus-Baram/dp/1250012783 B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gil-scott-heron-marcus-baram/1117684693?ean=9781250012784 POWELL'S: http://www.powells.com/biblio/62-9781250012784-0
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Just got another nice review of my "poignant portrait" of Gil Scott-Heron from Publishers Weekly.

Only 20 days to publication!

http://publishersweekly.com/pw/reviews/single/978-1-250-01278-4
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LISTEN: Check out this compilation of some of the best remixes and re-edits of Gil's songs, from "Revolution" to "I'm New Here"
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Way to go!
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Thanks for helping make "PIECES OF A MAN: GIL SCOTT-HERON" Amazon's #1 hot new release in African-American biographies...!!

Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/Gil-Scott-Heron-Pieces-Marcus-Baram/dp/1250012783
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Just got a very thoughtful and flattering review from Booklist magazine (behind a paywall):

"Now Baram presents the first complete biography of this intense, haunted, outspoken yet elusive trailblazer, this 'revolutionary prophet, griot, and stand-up comic'... Baram’s exacting, intimate, and sensitive portrait preserves and honors Scott-Heron’s unique genius and essential legacy."
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MUST-LISTEN: Check out this playlist of hip-hop inspired by Gil Scott-Heron's music and poetry - starring KRS-One, Public Enemy, Nas, N.W.A., Geto Boys, Tupac, Mos Def, Kanye West + many more...

http://open.spotify.com/user/127036958/playlist/0fQqdrkr79UCawNkTsAOou
Inspired By GSH, a playlist by 127036958 on Spotify
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Here is the front cover of my upcoming book, "Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man" - due out on November 11, 2014
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Wish I could attend too!
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Check out the first in our 3-part series on Amazon's business model...
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Journalist
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  • Fast Company
    Senior News Editor, 2015 - present
  • International Business Times
    Managing Editor, 2012 - 2014
  • The Huffington Post
    Senior Editor, 2008 - 2012
  • ABC News
    Reporter/Producer, 2006 - 2008
  • Wall Street Journal
    Asst. News Editor, 2005 - 2006
  • New York Observer
    News Editor, 2004 - 2005
  • NY Daily News
    Reporter, 1997 - 2000
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Brooklyn, NY
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Claremont, CA - Cambridge, MA
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Journalist, author, dad, skeptic
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Longtime journalist and the author of "Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man"
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Surviving as personal assistant to a 7-year-old
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